Walk along the beautiful cobbled streets and the colourful, charming houses that are so characteristic of Lund.

Lund is a charming and vibrant city full of contrasts. In Måns Zelmerlöw’s hometown there is rich cultural life, tranquil nature and a whole host of students from all over the world. The historic city, one of Sweden’s oldest, also has a rich selection of tasteful restaurants. Here are our 5 recommendations for restaurants that you mustn’t miss in beautiful Lund!

Lund is a city with a long and exciting history – this city in the southwest of Sweden was founded around 990. Among the cobblestones and old, half-timbered houses, the medieval city centre combines modern buildings, students and innovation environments. Lund has a strategic location close to the railway, motorway and major cities like Malmö and Copenhagen. The cosy city centre is easy to navigate in and offers both good shopping and culture as well as really good restaurants – the fact is that there are nine restaurants  in the city that have been White Guide nominated in 2018.

Vegetarian and Vegan at Govindas

Vegetarian and vegan food are hardly passing trends, and many restaurants are both improving and expanding their range of vegetarian dishes. At the Indian lunch restaurant Govindas they specialise in both vegetarian and vegan food and offer a colourful and varied menu. Many of Lund’s students flock here for the delicious, healthy and affordable food. Govindas can be found on Bredgatan 28.

The best of Italy at V.E.S.P.A

Antipasto, salami, insalatona, wine, pasta, pizza, gelato – sometimes only Italian food is the only thing for it! In Lund, the restaurant V.E.S.P.A is a popular restaurant for those who are looking for Italian flavours. You can either book a table or order to take away. V.E.S.P.A is located on Karl XI gata 1, not far from Clemenstorget.

Mat & Destillat – award-winning premium restaurant in the heart of Lund

At Kyrkogatan 17, and on historic soil in the heart of Lund, you will find the acclaimed premium restaurant Mat & Destillat. Mat & Destillat mixes the old with the new and does it to the highest quality – proof of which is the restaurant’s location in the famous White Guide, which annually tests and presents Sweden’s best restaurants. The experimental and innovative cuisine prepares well-known dishes with innovative techniques, but without being too fancy and making a fuss about it.

At Mat & Distillat, classic dishes are served with innovative techniques. Photo: Mat & Distillat

A Parisian mood at the popular Klostergatans Vin & Delikatess

If you are looking for a delicious classic French / Swedish bistro you should come to the popular Klostergatans Vin & Delikatess, where you will have the chance to enjoy really good food, prepared without shortcuts and with a love of the ingredients, all in a lovely atmosphere. The restaurant’s beautiful premises at Klostergatan 3, near Lund Cathedral, visited annually by 700,000 people, truly gives you a gastronomic experience. Whether you are looking for just some tasty lunch or a romantic evening meal – Klostergatans Vin & Delikatess has something for even the pickiest of eaters. With chequered stone floors, inspiring staff and the lovely feel of a Parisian bistro, the restaurant has grown to be a hugely popular neighbourhood haunt for both locals and tourists.  

Affordable and relaxed at VED

Lund is a student city that offers a wide range of vibrant bars as well as really good restaurants. Mårtenstorget in central Lund offers a wide range of shops as well as market stalls and restaurants. From the kitchen at the VED, right on the square, a modern and rustic menu is served in the form of sides and oven-baked pizzas. The restaurant works with seasonal and local produce as much as possible. An excellent choice for those looking for a family-friendly and affordable restaurant with a wide range of dishes and relaxed atmosphere. The large open-air area of the restaurant is open between April and October and further enhances your visit to the restaurant.

M.E.A.T. – modern steakhouse in a beautiful pub setting

Interest in hamburgers has seen a major boost in recent years. At M.E.A.T., influences and tastes from both American and Asian cuisine are combined to make really good food. The restaurant’s hamburgers have among other things been voted some of Sweden’s best by the White Guide. In a lovely setting at Kattesund 8A you can enjoy a modern meal with your friends without needing to empty your wallet. At M.E.A.T. the meat and charcoal grill are in focus and you get high quality service as well as a personal and relaxed atmosphere.

Foto: Calle Henrickson

Ihsiri – Lund’s obvious choice for Thai restaurant

Thai cuisine has really established itself on the restaurant map in cities across the country and in Lund, and Ihsiri is the obvious choice if you fancy some Thai food. Ihsiri is a modern Thai restaurant serving food inspired by Asian cuisine. You will find this popular restaurant in the charming Scanian premises at Bytaregatan 14, not far from the central station and Lundagård.

Are you going to Lund and need a hotel?

Check in at Clarion Collection Hotel Planetstaden – a cool designer hotel that includes both dinner and afternoon coffee!

On Dalbyvägen, within walking distance of Lund city centre and ideally located for travelling to both the nearby city of Malmö and the short train ride to Copenhagen, is the modern hotel Clarion Collection Hotel Planetstaden. The hotel has a charming atmosphere, with lots of art in and around the building, as well as extremely efficient and service-minded staff. All the food in the restaurant is cooked from scratch and with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. As a guest at the hotel, dinner is included in the room rate, and you will also be able to enjoy a breakfast buffet with both hot and cold food as well as an afternoon snack. You will have a view overlooking the allotment gardens and access to a relaxation area, gym and free parking.